TABLE A-7. Fatal occupational injuries by worker characteristics and event or exposure, all United States, 2017
Worker characteristics Total fatal injuries (number) Event or exposure(1)
Transportation incidents(2) Violence and other injuries by persons or animal(3) Contact with objects and equipment Falls, slips, trips Exposure to harmful substances or environments Fires and explosions

Total

5,147 2,077 807 695 887 531 123

Employee status

Wage and salary(4)

4,069 1,717 598 493 692 446 98

Self-employed(5)

1,078 360 209 202 195 85 25

Gender

Women

386 152 109 21 54 36 6

Men

4,761 1,925 698 674 833 495 117

Age

Under 16 years

15 7 3 3 - - -

16 to 17 years

7 3 - - 1 1 -

18 to 19 years

62 31 10 8 - 7 4

20 to 24 years

293 116 64 35 23 42 13

25 to 34 years

872 330 165 101 113 142 21

35 to 44 years

907 355 159 122 111 137 18

45 to 54 years

1,059 427 169 149 176 105 26

55 to 64 years

1,155 492 158 151 243 80 22

65 years and over

775 314 77 126 217 17 18

Race or ethnic origin(6)

White, non-Hispanic

3,449 1,405 486 495 567 381 96

Black or African-American, non-Hispanic

530 245 136 45 50 38 9

Hispanic or Latino

903 325 103 136 231 91 16

American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic

38 17 6 - 9 4 -

Asian, non-Hispanic

144 48 54 11 20 9 -

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic

17 4 7 - 3 - -

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
(2) Includes roadway, nonroadway, air, water, rail fatal occupational injuries, and fatal occupational injuries resulting from being struck by a vehicle.
(3) Includes violence by persons, self-inflicted injury, and attacks by animals.
(4) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(5) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, and may include some owners of incorporated businesses or members of partnerships.
(6) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The race categories shown exclude data for Hispanics and Latinos.

Note: Data for all years are revised and final. Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria. CFOI fatal injury counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state, New York City, District of Columbia, and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2018